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Half case: £73.82
Full case: £139.86
This Shiraz is sourced from the finest available vineyard sites across the premium Northern Barossa Valley including for the most part Greenock, Western Ridge and Ebenezer. Aged 11 months in a variety of oaks, all American and French, new and old, around 35% new. All oaks were AP John, Barossa coopered. As usual with Magpie, it was fermented in open fermenters. They don’t set the blades too close together during crushing so a fair bit of whole berry in the ferment which gives the wine generous fruit and soft tannins.
A compelling, dark and rich chocolately beast. A blend unique to Boutinot, this is a classic Barossa Shiraz with intense savoury flavours of thick blackberry compote, black pepper and typical iron-rich beefy flavours. Not a hint of jam here, no sweetness, this is serious Shiraz for grown-ups with balanced acidity, fine velvety tannins and tremendous length.
As the name implies, black is the key - anything chargrilled would be superb here, so think griddle pans and barbecues!
IWSC 2017 - Silver
IWC 2018 - Silver
Catavinum 2018 - Silver
IWC 2017 - Silver
ABV - 14%
CASE/BOTTLE SIZE - 6 x 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY - BAROSSA VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
GRAPE - SHIRAZ 100%
CLOSURE - SCREWCAP
WINEMAKER - ROLF BINDER & NOEL YOUNG
ALLERGEN INFO - CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS